Sea View Resort took legal action against the American teacher over negative online reviews. Photo: Handout
Sea View Resort took legal action against the American teacher over negative online reviews. Photo: Handout
Thailand

Thai resort, American seek to settle defamation case over negative reviews

  • Sea View Koh Chang hotel sued US teacher Wesley Barnes after ‘false and defamatory’ reviews on TripAdvisor and Google over a corkage row
  • He faced up to five years in prison under Thailand’s strict defamation and computer crimes laws, but both parties have now agreed to mediation

Sea View Resort took legal action against the American teacher over negative online reviews. Photo: Handout
Sea View Resort took legal action against the American teacher over negative online reviews. Photo: Handout
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